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  • Location:Cairns, Australia
  • Duration:Varies

Cruise to Green Island from Cairns and find a tropical paradise on the Great Barrier Reef. You'll spend either four or five hours at Green Island, with plenty of time to snorkel or scuba dive, tour the reef on a glass-bottom boat or view coral from a semi-submersible submarine.


  • Explore the Great Barrier Reef and the rainforest on your Green Island day-trip
  • Variety of activities including glass-bottom boat tours, semi-submarine coral viewing tours, scuba diving and snorkeling
  • Buffet lunch option available
  • Choice of 9:00am and 11:00am departures
  • Optional hotel pickup and drop off available from Cairns hotels

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What You Can Expect

Green Island Day Trip from Cairns

Green Island Reef Cruise (ex Cairns)

The beautiful coral cay of Green Island is a protected Marine National Park, topped with emerald rainforest and surrounded by white sandy beaches and magnificent coral reefs. The marine life includes endless varieties of colorful fish, turtles, giant clams, shells, starfish and sea anemones.

Green Island is 15 nautical miles (27 kilometers) from Cairns, and you'll cruise there aboard an air-conditioned catamaran with spacious, luxurious cabins and decks to enjoy Queensland's warm, tropical climate.

En route to Green Island you'll see a snorkeling demonstration and an informative presentation on how you can make the most of your day on Green Island. There are so many activities to choose from: glass-bottom boat tours, semi-submarine coral viewing tours, scuba diving and supervised snorkeling trips. A buffet lunch is served aboard the catamaran for those who have chosen this option and a licensed bar offers refreshments throughout the day.

You can also visit Green Island Resort to browse through the shops and use the facilities, including showers, change rooms and restrooms. canoes, surf skis, sailboards, shade umbrellas and beach lounge chairs are available for hire. The island also has short walking tracks through the national park.

There are two departure times to choose from, 9am or 11am and different package options to select from. You have the flexibility to mix and match the inclusions to make this Green Island experience suit your needs. From a cruise only package that includes a glass bottom boat tour and the use of snorkeling equipment to the ultimate Green Island experience which is also inclusive of transfers from your Cairns hotel, a buffet lunch and semi-submarine tour, the choice is yours.

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The buffet lunch includes: (if option selected)

  • Chicken and vegetable stir fry noodles in a sweet chilli sauce
  • Tasty beef and vegetable curry
  • Vegetarian pasta bake with broccoli, zucchini and corn with a sauce of sundried tomato, garlic and cheese
  • Steamed Jasmine rice
  • Cold meat selection of sliced Champagne ham, roast beef, turkey and mild Hungarian salami
  • Mescalin salad - mixed lettuce leaves
  • Coleslaw salad with red and green cabbage and carrot tossed in mayonnaise
  • Tomato and cucumber salad with onion and feta cheese
  • Salads of diced Beetroot and sweet corn kernels
  • Grated Tasty Cheese
  • Fresh Bread
  • Seasonal Tropical Fruit Platter
Menu subject to change

Customer Reviews

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2015

Loved it! Great snorkling and comfortable boat ride. Lunch was below average on the boat.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2015

Great experience. Excellente way to know the coral reef.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2015

Loved every moment and staff were very accommodating!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2015

We had an amazing day trip to Green
Island, the glass bottom boat trip was spectacular, would recommend it to everyone

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2015

we had a great day out would recommend

5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2015

Green Island,what a beautiful island especially the reef,it was amazing and so many fish.We booked the submarine and also the glass bottom boat,both of which were fantastic because the water was so clear and
the tour guide was throwing food into the water which brought even more fish around the boats,a must do
trip when you visit cairns.Also the skyrail to Kuranda,that was also a must do outing we had a wonderful 4 days.
Geoff and Donna N Brisbane.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2015

it's good value and enjoyable trip especially for the first time experience for the reef!!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2015

food was great , sea wonderful but visibility due to sand is not so well(maybe it was due to after rain), you can see turtle, stingray..

5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2015

Unfortunately it rained. But it is a nice trip anyway.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2015

This tour was amazing!

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